Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2000

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Eurovision Song Contest 2000
Country Sweden
National selection
Selection processMelodifestivalen 2000
Selection date(s)10 March 2000
Selected entrantRoger Pontare
Selected song"When Spirits Are Calling My Name"
Finals performance
Final result7th, 88 points
Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1999 2000 2001►

Sweden was the host of the Eurovision Song Contest 2000 thanks to Charlotte Nilsson's victory the previous year. Sveriges Television chose to hold the contest in Sweden's capital, Stockholm. They were represented by Roger Pontare with the song "When Spirits Are Calling My Name".

Before Eurovision[edit]

Melodifestivalen 2000[edit]

For the full results, see Melodifestivalen 2000.

The entry of the home country was chosen in Melodifestivalen 2000. 1,394 songs were submitted and 10 progressed to the final, which was one of the most seen TV shows ever in Sweden with 4 175 000 viewers. Just like last year, 11 juries combined with televotes selected the winner, which surprisingly was folk-inspired rock song "När vindarna viskar mitt namn". It was sung by Roger Pontare, who had also represented Sweden at the 1994 contest. The song was written and composed by Thomas Holmstrand, Linda Jansson and Peter Dahl.

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Guide "Vi lever här, vi lever nu" 53 44 97 5
2 Balsam Boys "Bara du och jag" 43 11 54 7
3 Barbados "Se mig" 58 88 146 2
4 Avengers "När filmen är slut" 0 0 0 10
5 Tom Nordahl "Alla änglar sjunger" 32 0 32 9
6 Roger Pontare "När vindarna viskar mitt namn" 95 132 227 1
7 Javiera Muñoz "Varje timma, var minut" 73 66 139 4
8 Midnight Band "Tillsammans" 58 0 58 6
9 Hanna Hedlund "Anropar försvunnen" 25 22 47 8
10 Friends "När jag tänker på i morgon" 36 110 146 2

At Eurovision[edit]

Roger performed his song in 18th in the running order, following Croatia and preceding Macedonia, and received much cheers from the home public. The song had been translated into English and was now called "When Spirits Are Calling My Name", and the stage performance featured Native American and Sami themes. At the end of the voting, Sweden received 88 points (including 12 points from Turkey), finishing in 7th place which was enough to qualify them for the next contest as well.

Points awarded to Sweden[edit]

Points awarded to Sweden (Final)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Sweden[edit]

12 points  Denmark
10 points  Latvia
8 points  Iceland
7 points  Norway
6 points  Estonia
5 points  Russia
4 points  Ireland
3 points  Malta
2 points  Finland
1 point  Turkey